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Consumer behavior and the stickiness of credit card interest rates

Paul. S. Calem

Consumer behavior and the stickiness of credit card interest rates

by Paul. S. Calem

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Published by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Economic Research Division in Philadelphia .
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Edition Notes

previous ed.: 1992.

StatementPaul S. Calem and Loretta J. Mester.
SeriesEconomics working paper series / Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Economic Research Division -- no.95-10, Economics research working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Economic Research Division) -- no.95-10.
ContributionsMester, Loretta J., University of Pennsylvania. Wharton School. Finance Department.
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Open LibraryOL17173426M

The APRs indicate a similar story. As in figures 1 and 2, average APRs for Lending Club loans are lower than credit card rates for all levels of credit scores. Average APRs for Prosper loans are also lower than credit card rates for credit scores . Typical credit cards have interest rates between 7 and 36% in the U.S., depending largely upon the bank's risk evaluation methods and the borrower's credit history. Brazil has much higher .

Credit card interest rates have tended to be higher and stickier than other types of loan rates, and the credit card business has tended to be more profitable than other parts of a banks business. For example, Ausubel () found that during the s, bank credit card operations earned three to five times the rate Cited by: A proper understanding of the economics of credit cards is necessary for a proper understanding of the root causes of the bankruptcy crisis. 2 See infra notes and accompanying text .

  She acknowledged that credit card issuers have cut credit limits, closed accounts and increased interest rates in anticipation of the new laws. American Express, which before the law’s effective date had not offered card users an option to opt out, hit consumers with rate Author: Connie Prater. In addition to co-authoring CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, she has several edited volumes on branding and has an upcoming book on developing, enhancing and leveraging brand admiration. She is former Treasure and President of the Association for Consumer /5(29).


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We present evidence on the objective function of bank management - that is, are they risk neutral and minimize expected profits or are they risk-averse and trade off profit for risk reduction. We. A critical margin is the price of a credit card charge.

A revolver who did not pay her most recent balance in full pays interest; other credit card users do not. Consumer Behavior and the Stickiness of Credit-Card Interest Rates By PAUL S. CALEM AND LORETTA J. MESTER * Between May and Novemberthe prime rate dropped from percent to percent, and the interest rate on large-denomination CD's.

Calem, Paul S & Mester, Loretta J, "Consumer Behavior and the Stickiness of Credit-Card Interest Rates," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. Consumer Behavior and the Stickiness of Credit Card Interest Rates During several episodes of declining or rising interest rate changes in the s and s, credit card rates changed little.

At the same time, credit cards. Created Date: 5/3/ PM. "Consumer behavior and the stickiness of credit card interest rates," Working PapersFederal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, revised Paul S. Calem & Loretta J. Mester, " Consumer Behavior and the Stickiness of Credit Card Interest Rates.

Analyzing data from the Survey of Consumer Finances, we find credit card borrowing is inversely correlated with a household's willingness to comparison shop for loans and deposits. Cited by: Consumer Behavior and the Stickiness of Credit-Card Interest Rates Between May and Novemberthe prime rate dropped from percent to percent, and the interest rate.

Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): ?si (external link)Author: Paul S Calem and Loretta J Mester.

See Settling Credit Card Debt. Protect Yourself. The FTC says that if you’re looking to reduce the interest rate you’re paying on your credit card purchases, your best bet is to handle it yourself for free: call the customer service phone number on the back of your credit card and ask for a reduced rate.

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The Effect of Interest Rates on Consumer Behavior. Interest rates impact the cost of borrowing money as well as the returns that savers can earn on their investments. When interest rates rise, loans become more expensive but rates paid on deposits also rise.

When rates. The long-run elasticity of debt to the interest rate is approximately Less than half of this elasticity represents balance-shifting across cards, with most reflecting net changes in total borrowing.

The elasticity is larger for decreases in interest rates. Number of credit card accounts. Another gauge of the size of the credit card market is the number of credit card accounts. Each account can have multiple cards. In the first quarter ofthere were million credit card accounts Author: Sean Mcquay.

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edit Card Rate Stickiness in a Screening Model of Consumer Credit," Federal ladelphia, Working Paper /R (). islan Schwartz. 'Equilibrium Comparison Shopping," Review of .of alternative financing, which will make a rational consumer borrow on credit cards in spite of a higher interest rate.

Calem and Mester () empirically tested the search costs hypothesis of Ausubel and concluded that search and switch costs among cardholders can partly explain the high and downwardly sticky rates in the credit card .years, have reduced the costs of searching for credit cards greatly.

The literature has demonstrated that consumers, especially those carrying high balances, remain particularly sensitive to interest-rates and are actively searching for lower credit card rates.